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MythOcean

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When i tried charging my mac while using it, the battery percentage goes up and down, mostly just draining, and sleep-wake failures happen occasionally, is there a problem with my battery? Will changing the battery or any other simpler solutions solve this, alrdy tried smc reset.

p.s there was nvr a problem regarding it yesterday or before, started just today.
 

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Sheepish-Lord

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When i tried charging my mac while using it, the battery percentage goes up and down, mostly just draining, and sleep-wake failures happen occasionally, is there a problem with my battery? Will changing the battery or any other simpler solutions solve this, alrdy tried smc reset.

p.s there was nvr a problem regarding it yesterday or before, started just today.
Any idea why it’s only charging at 8 watts? Seems really low so what type of charger are you using?

Originally that MBA came with a 45w charger…
 
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MythOcean

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Any idea why it’s only charging at 8 watts? Seems really low so what type of charger are you using?

Originally that MBA came with a 45w charger…
the one im using rn is a 45w charger, but its not the original one since that broke so i bought one from local online stores thats cheaper. Never had problems with it tho, not sure how much it was charging before since i only downloaded coconutbattery tdy.
 

Sheepish-Lord

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the one im using rn is a 45w charger, but its not the original one since that broke so i bought one from local online stores thats cheaper. Never had problems with it tho, not sure how much it was charging before since i only downloaded coconutbattery tdy.
I only brought that up because a lot of your issues sounded like a charging problem. If the charger is somehow bad that would explain it.
 

MythOcean

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I only brought that up because a lot of your issues sounded like a charging problem. If the charger is somehow bad that would explain it.
not too sure either but have been using the charger for half a year now, nvr had a problem with it till tdy, still wondering if its the mac or the charger that is the problem.
 

Sheepish-Lord

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not too sure either but have been using the charger for half a year now, nvr had a problem with it till tdy, still wondering if its the mac or the charger that is the problem.
If it's the original battery it definitely couldn't hurt to swap it out with something from iFixit or similar.
 

MythOcean

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Your battery is nine years old and in "fair" condition with a full charge capacity that's only 57% of its design capacity. Time for a new one.
Sounds abt right, but might just let the charger rest for a day or two first since i did for the first time overnight charge my mac while its overheating for 5-6 days straight.
 

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Seems your battery is 9 years old with OVER 2300 charge cycles! Probably time for a new one. These are rated for 1000 charge cycles.
 

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just afraid that it might not fix it and be a waste of money, thats why i asked abt it here.
Your battery is only capable of 57% of it's original capacity. It's a goner 80% capacity is a normal thumb rule of when you should consider a new battery. Get a new battery as others have mentioned here. It's a cheap alternative to a new computer assuming your computer currently does everything well you want it to.
 
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MythOcean

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Your battery is only capable of 57% of it's original capacity. It's a goner 80% capacity is a normal thumb rule of when you should consider a new battery. Get a new battery as others have mentioned here. It's a cheap alternative to a new computer assuming your computer currently does everything well you want it to.
heard a battery replace is $200? is there any cheaper alternatives?
 

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Your battery is only capable of 57% of it's original capacity. It's a goner 80% capacity is a normal thumb rule of when you should consider a new battery. Get a new battery as others have mentioned here. It's a cheap alternative to a new computer assuming your computer currently does everything well you want it to.
THIS. You need a battery now.
 

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When i tried charging my mac while using it, the battery percentage goes up and down, mostly just draining, and sleep-wake failures happen occasionally, is there a problem with my battery? Will changing the battery or any other simpler solutions solve this, alrdy tried smc reset.

p.s there was nvr a problem regarding it yesterday or before, started just today.
Your battery is shot with over 2300 cycles. Time to replace it. With a battery that degraded, it is no wonder the battery charge percentage jumps up and down.
 
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